Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter is a orphan who discovers that he has magical powers and we follow him on his adventures at Hogwarts Wizard School. The Harry Potter novels has all of the elements of Halloween stories – ghosts, vampires, werewolves, witches! I recommend these books for fans of fantasy. Note: I am a big fan of Harry Potter.
A Forgotten Place by Charles Todd
Though the Great War has ended, Bess Crawford finds herself caught in dangerous circumstances on a remote Welsh headland. Though this novel does not have vampires or witches, I found this story to be very spooky and I thought this Bess Crawford novel was another excellent novel for Halloween even though we do not see the usual Halloween characters.
Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie
A teenage murder witness is drowned in a tub of apples at a Hallowe’en party. Hercule Poirot is called in to find “the evil presence”. The setting is during Halloween. I read this novel a long time ago and thought it was very spooky.
Royal Blood by Rhys Bowen
This is the fourth novel in Her Royal Spyness series. “Penniless and thirty-fourth in line to the throne, Lady Georgiana Rannoch finds herself in diminishing state of affairs. In order to escape her nasty sister-in-law, Lady Georgie accepts an invitation from Buckingham Palace to represent the Royal Family at a wedding in Transylvania (aka the home of Dracula). At the spooky looking castle, Lady Georgie finds the bride with blood running down her chin. Lady Georgie sees someone who looks like a vampire. There are Dracula vibes in the novel. This novel is, in my opinion, a perfect read for Halloween.
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
Witches…vampires…daemons…a perfect mixture of characters for Halloween. There is also time travel. This novel is part of the All Souls Trilogy series. All of the books in this series would make a great Halloween read.